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Because of Liam: An Enemies to Lovers Romance

(Riggins U #2)

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Some battles you don’t want to win…

I thought the Marines prepared me for everything.
I was mistaken.
Nothing could have prepared me for her . . . River Devereaux.
She’s too sarcastic, too outspoken, too beautiful for her own good.
Her overly confident, no-holds back attitude rubs me the wrong way.

She gets in my face, pushes me back, and challenges everything I say.
Some da
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Published August 2nd 2018 by Erica Alexander
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Erin
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I adored reading this book! I want more of Liam! More Logan! More anyone by Erica Alexander! This is the second book in the series. I highly recommend starting with Because of Logan, which is a great read in itself, but also lends some great backstory (those texts Logan sends his brother Liam...forever unanswered), so while this is a standalone; it's better as a series.

This is an exceptionally well written book where the characters conquer their past and love heals lots of wounds. “The funny th
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Paula White
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed it. I wanted another epilogue!!!
Mandie
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an emotional roller coaster ride! This was a great enemies to lovers romance. I was rooting for Liam and River the whole time!
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
After reading Because of Logan I was very curious about River. Something was up with her and I had a couple of ideas but wasn’t sure which one was correct. She has a secret that she, somehow, has kept to herself for almost a year! We are also finally introduced to Logan’s brother, Liam. We only knew him from the texts that Logan would send him in the first book. We learn the truth about what he’s been doing and his own secrets he’s been keeping. Things aren’t always as they appear on the surface ...more
Paula
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book and have really enjoyed this author. The story was so sweet, funny, emotional, quirky and smartly written. Worth the read!!!
Britt The Hatters
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erica Alexander is quickly becoming a favorite for me. I fell in love with her writing in her previous book and now I am truly hooked after reading Because of Liam. Taking things a bit deeper and more emotional this time around doesn’t stop Liam and River from also being a seriously sweet couple that I absolutely loved! I found myself pleasantly surprised that I loved River and Liam as much as I love Logan and Skye. She set the bar so high with the last book and sailed right over it with this on ...more
Thuy Taylor
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Because of Logan and I loved it. I was really excited to read River's book. River is Skye's twin sister. Sky is dating Logan, Liam's brother. Liam comes home from war, and comes home with some emotional baggage. He's having a tough time readjusting, not knowing his place where his brother lives. River and Liam meet and they hit it off alright....They fight, bicker, argue, you name it, its constant. They fight like children, and its quite funny. While they're really attracted to each other ...more
G (heartbooked)
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“To those who can’t remember and those you wish to forget”...

Caught an ARC to this from the author. This was a combination of crazy, witty comebacks, unfiltered mouths and raw moments. Liam is a corpsman who just returned home. River is a Riggins U student and is a firecracker. Everything that comes out of her mouth will have you laugh out loud so beware you don’t drink hot drinks while reading this. Liam is HOT. He can give just as good as River... and give her a run for her money in the strong
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S.Shade
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books-read
I was so intrigued by Liam and River in Because of Logan. I knew Liam's story would be good, no great. I knew with all of the secrecy behind Liam and even River that they would have quite the story to tell.

Liam and River's story starts out with instahate. Liam hates the control that River takes from him and River just thinks that Liam is a jerk, a very sexy jerk. As they get to know each other their hate turns into intrigue and intrigue turns into friendship. Then when secrets come to light, th
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I enjoy a good enemy to lovers romance and Because of Liam is one that I overall ended up enjoying. I have not read the previous book but I don’t feel as though I was lost by any means. So now worries if you haven’t either.

Liam and River were two characters that had depth to them and also an underlying sadness and pain that once you find out what happened you want to make everything better for both of them. Rive
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Kacie
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. From the very first page I was hooked!!! I really loved how Liam and River meet. I think that was so cute! I love when the main characters meet in such unexpected ways. I love that they both have a past they are dealing with in order to move forward. I like when both characters have to put in the work. Its not just one waiting around for the other to get their shit together. I am definitely going to read the first book in this series. I can´t wait for more!!! I really e ...more
Meg K
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
River’s story was fantastic

I want to start by saying that River is probably one of my all time favorite characters. I love how outspoken she is. Her filter definitely doesn’t exist. Her story is not all happy but it sure does have a happy ending. I loved her with Liam and feel like they complement each other perfectly. The book was great. I loved how everything went down. The second half of the book seemed a little slow to me but outside of than that, I absolutely recommend it!
bookjunkiejane
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Liam n River set this book on fire.. 🔥 Their heated banter n sexual chemistry was explosive.. 💥
Liam was a wonderful guy with some inner demons but he crept past it with River.. River was full of sass, spunk n feist.. She was strong despite what happened to her.. She was perfect for Liam.. The journey to fulfillment from both of them was touching..
Coming to the story, it was led on beautifully.. Liam's plan in the story was a good one.. I loved Skye's part in that plan n how she was so strong t
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Shelly hammett
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
River and Liam will give you ALL the feels!They are both a force to be reckoned with.The banter and commentary between the two of them is explosive
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Because of Liam by Erica Alexander
“Healing and falling, 5 stars”

As far as I am tracking I have never read Alexander before. I don’t know what exactly made me click on Because of Liam but I am so glad I did. I love falling in love with a new to me author and that’s exactly what I did. Alexander gave us two very complex characters with strong personalities and wrote the story they both deserved.
I guess some would call Liam a war hero, but to him he was just a corpsman who is now lost. After a yea
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Kori Dicken
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit

Another successful story! Loved the banter and rawness that River and Liam shared. Their story was beautiful and the touchy subjects were so beautifully addressed!
Courtney
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book I found myself laughing out loud to being sad because of the things both main characters have endured. River is outgoing and hilarious but she is also in denial and hiding a secret from everyone. Liam is a broody jerk but he is also hiding secrets of his own. They both start out being jerks to each other but eventually find kindred spirits within themselves. I loved how the author handled sensitive subjects from both characters and they found how to move one eventually. ...more
TMR
Nov 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
Not interested in rating.

But here’s the story and my general opinion.

First of all, we meet logan’s brother Liam and he meets river, skye’s sister.

She makes quite an impression and then continues to give a hard time to Liam.

I am not suprised when he dislikes her at first.

And that’s pretty much it, in terms of what I read.

Opinion: Well this book sucks, it does truly. Heck the first book was much more tolerable. This one, oh god help me for reading this, really just pissed me off, and was mostly du
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Jennifer
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought Because of Logan was a wonderfully fantastic read....But, wow does his brother Liam have his own emotional journey in his own story.

Erica Alexander does it again in this funny (at times, hilarious!) romantic, sweet, raw, heartbreaking, intriguing story that will grasp your attention and melt your heart.

This tells the story of two broken people with two shattered hearts and when they meet for the first time, unmistakable tense first impressions are made when River mistakes the half nak
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Megb
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads
River Devereaux has always been the twin in the spotlight; she's outspoken, witty, and no holds barred most of the time.. But she also has a secret, one that she doesn't even have all the answers to. She isn't willing to admit to herself things she is pretty certain are true because she can't remember so she can't say what's real and what's not. She retreats into herself, feeling insecure and uncertain. She refuses to let anyone in.. Until him. He works his way under her skin and she can't decid ...more
Shaina
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
River is by far one of my favorite protagonists I have read about in a while. She’s sassy, stubborn and full of spunk. She tells it like it is and is completely confident with who she is.

“Not one drop of my worth depends on your acceptance of me.”

The way River portrays herself isn’t exactly what you would expect…she has a lot of layers, and with each interaction, Liam peals them away.

Liam is a sexy, mysterious, ex-marine that shows up on his brother’s doorstep without a warning. While overseas
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Barbara
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book 2 in the series. I knew after reading Because of Logan, Book 1 of the series, that River’s story was going to be special. May I say the author did not disappoint me. Ms. Alexander did an amazing job of writing about two issues that are very relative in our world today, while wrapping them up in a wonderfully romantic, funny storyline. The characters were so believable in what they went through that I felt like I was right there with them, watching and feeling their emotions.

The b
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Suzana
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This is my second book by Erica Alexander. I love the writing and the plot. It was one of the sweetest and heartwarming books I have ever read. Because of Liam by Erica Alexander is the second book in the Riggins U series. This is the story of River Devereaux and Liam Cole. It is perfect read for contemporary romance lovers. It is very well written and developed with the simple and powerful storytelling. The characters are complex, relatable; the plot is strong and it captures your attention imm ...more
Demetra
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, e-books
This book gave me all the feels. River and Liam are a very interesting couple and their story sucked me in from the beginning.

Everything starts when River dumps her drink on Liam, thinking that he's his brother Logan. His first reaction is anger and their relationship starts on the wrong foot. They constantly push each other's buttons and rile each other up. Of course the sexual tension between them is off the charts!

They both keep secrets and both are held back by their pasts. River is sassy, f
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Kathy Rouchelle
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought Because of Logan was a wonderful read....But his brother Liam takes the lead in this funny, romantic, sweet, raw, heartbreaking, intriguing story that will grasp your attention and latch onto your heart. Two broken people, two shattered hearts and when they meet for the first time, first impressions are unmistakably tense when River mistakes the half naked man outside as Logan, her sister Skye's boyfriend. Ooooppppssss....throwing her drink on his back was a mistake that she instantly ...more
Cofffeeandbooks
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“ Will you let me in, River? Will you keep the walls down and open for me? Not just today, not just right now, but tomorrow and the day after as well?”
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Ok this book was such a amazing, thoughtful, sexy read.
These kinds of books, where something dramatic has happened to both main characters that bring them closer to each other, is just my kind of books. The way Erica, the author, wrote this story just touches my heart and kept me captivated for the
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Books Laid Bare
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Liam and River are a wonderfully sweet couple, and I say that having first flip flopped with my opinion of River for much of the early part of the book.
I just wasn’t sure whether or not I was actually going to warm to her, but I have to admit that she was just my cup of tea in the end, full to the brim with sass and with very little brain to mouth filter. You never actually knew what she was going to come out with next.
What I didn’t expect was her back story and because of that I found myself r
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Soph Valk
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In comparison with the first one, this one was more intense since the beginning. I was expecting some kind of pattern with the previous story, but nope. The author achieved to made unique characters and heartbreaking stories. If you are lucky to catch your breath among some of the pages before some other situation hits, good for you because I sometimes I felt like I couldn't. This book only took me a few hours, but certainly, I felt very sympathetic to the characters. My heartbeat went crazy in ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh I'm so in love with Erica Alexander and her brilliant writing style, and as much as I was in love with Logan in Because of Logan, I'm now just as in love with Liam! Ms. Alexander's men are firmly planted on the book boyfriend list, and I'll never get enough of them. Now, Liam is having a time getting used to civilian life after leaving the Marines, and also happens to be Logan's younger brother. He's become quite jaded, and frankly, I just wanted to hug him throughout the story. River is the ...more
Jamie Chomyc
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book!! This is the 1st book by Erica Alexander that I have read and after I finished it I was a huge fan and can't wait for her next book!!
This is Liam and River's story and what an amazing story it was!! They are both very strong characters on their own but become stronger when they are together!!
River is absolutely hilarious and has no filter which I love!! She says and does whatever she wants and doesn't apologize for it she is who she is!! Liam is closed off and standof
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